Thursday evening, in an exclusive interview with Robert Pratt, State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R- Lubbock, pictured) announced he will run for re-election in 2018.

Rep. Burrows has represented House District 83 since 2014. HD 83 is one of the larger districts, in terms of geographic area, with parts of Lubbock County, and all of Mitchell, Gaines, Terry, Lynn, Borden and Scurry counties in the district.

In the 85th Legislature, Rep. Burrows served on the following House committees: Agriculture & Livestock, Investments & Financial Services, Investments & Financial Services- S/C on Bond Indebtedness. Burrows, and his fellow legislators, will be back in Austin next month. The first special session of the 85th Legislature will start on July 18.

One item of focus during the special session will be property tax reform. Burrows discussed a major part of the proposed reform, "The first part of property tax relief is trying to tell (taxpayers) where the extra money goes to," he said. "Is it going to their County Commissioners (budget)? Is it going to their cities? Is it going to their school board? And when people actually pay extra money (each year), even through the tax rate didn't go up, they need to know where it goes so they can have the conversations with the mayors, county commissioners and school boards," Burrows concluded.

Dustin Burrows ran unopposed for re-election in HD 83 in 2016.